Travel Guide

Happy Hour in Halong Bay

Last updated on
September 11, 2019

Cocktail and cruises go side by side because there’s no better way to enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay than cruising through magnificent limestone mountains while enjoying a refreshing cocktail.

Exploring the charm and beauty of Halong Bay on an exclusive cruise tour together with Bhaya for a once in a lifetime experience, it’s ideal for couples or those who want a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city to sit back and relax with your favorite cocktail while admiring the scenic Gulf of Tonkin. The cocktail bar is available on all Bhaya’s four cruise lines with a wide range of refreshing drinks. Bhaya offers the happy hour session – Buy 01 Get 01 Free for all guests starting from 5:30 p.m. During this time, cocktail lovers can sip the fresh cocktails while watching one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets in the middle of Halong Bay.


After spending a day enjoying the cruise activities and entertainment, the best way to start your evening is to treat yourself a delicious cocktail. It is guaranteed any guest will want to order more for these delicious cocktails served on board is made by Bhaya’s skilled bartenders. Most of Bhaya’s bartenders have received honorable awards in bartending. Bhaya is proud of offering the highest quality of service with the talented bartenders onboard.


If you love the cocktail onboard, why not try to make one yourself and relive the holiday feeling once you return home. So here’s the cruise’s most popular drinks ordered onboard and how to make them.


Nothing says summer better than a glass of mojito. This recipe is straightforward and simply perfect for a hot day.


60 ml. White rum

22 ml. Fresh lime juice 

15 ml. Club soda

Crushed ice


Mint leaves

01 Lime wheel


Step 1: Lightly muddle the mint leaves then add it together with the lime juice to a highball glass.

Step 2: Pour in the white rum then half fill the glass with crushed ice

Step 3: Top it off with a club soda and garnish it with a lime wheel


A truly classic drink which is perfect to enjoy while looking at the view from the cruise terrace


75 ml. Gin or vodka

15 ml. Dry Vermouth



Olives or lemon peel


Step 1: Put your glass in the freezer first to chill

Step 2: Add the gin or vodka and dry vermouth in a mixing glass with ice and stir

Step 3: Strain the drink into the glass that you put in the freezer. 

Step 4: If you like olive, stick 2 or 3 olives on the cocktail pick for garnish. Alternatively, rub a lemon peel around the rim of the glass and drop it into the glass.


Long Island Iced Tea

It’s another fantastic summer cocktail that guests shouldn’t miss out. This refreshing and delicious cocktail is a night-time classic. 


22 ml. Vodka

22 ml. White rum

22 ml. Silver tequila

22 ml. Gin

22 ml. Triple sec

22 ml. Sugar syrup

22 ml. Fresh lemon juice

1 Cola



Lemon wedge


Step 1: Mix all the ingredients, except for the cola, in a glass with ice then stir until the mixture is chilled

Step 2: Strain the mixture into a glass and top it off with a splash of cola. 

Step 3: Give it a short and swift stir

Step 4: Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve with a straw



This cocktail is full of refreshing ingredients and sings of summertime flavors. It’s time to wind down after a long day of sightseeing and activities with a glass of sangria.


1 Spanish red wine bottle

120 ml.  Brandy

120 ml. Orange juice

1 Orange

1 Lemon


Sliced Orange


Step 1: Sliced the orange and lemon into wedges. 

Step 2: Place all the ingredients into a large pitcher and muddle for 30 seconds

Step 3: Add the brandy and orange juice then mix it up for 30 seconds

Step 4: Pour the red wine into the mixture then stir

Step 5: Serve in an ice-filled glass and garnish with a slice of orange 

Mai Tai

This tropical and fruity rum-based cocktail is so popular for its refreshing and chilly taste. 


22 ml. Lime juice

30 ml. Dark rum

30 ml. Light rum

15 ml. Orange curacao

7.5 ml. Orgeat syrup

Crushed ice


Mint leaves

Pineapple wheel


Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice. 

Step 2: Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds to chill 

Step 3: Pour the mixture into a glass

Step 4: Drop some mint leaves inside as a garnish and put the pineapple wheel on the rim of the glass